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D'Aguilar blasts Hanna Martin for her defence of 2017 Western Air rental agreement

TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday blasted Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin for her defence of rental agreement she signed with Western Air back in 2017, accusing his predecessor of trying to shirk “a very bad deal”.

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Alleged rape victim paid $2,000 for fake marriage, court is told

THE Jamaican woman at the heart of a rape allegation involving a senior immigration officer allegedly admitted to paying her would-be husband $2,000 to marry her, according to a police interview of the accused.

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Inagua ‘ghost town’ on Morton lock-out

Fears were rising last night that Inagua will become “a ghost town” after Morton Salt gave its workers a 15-day ultimatum to agree acceptable industrial terms or be “locked out” of the plant.

Lawyers angry over DPP’s expat hirings

THE Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed a Nigerian and a Ugandan to top level positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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‘First time-ever an employer is going on strike’

A trade union leader yesterday branded Morton Salt’s 15-day “lock-out” ultimatum to its workers as “the first time in Bahamian history that an employer has gone on strike”.

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Ex-minister’s $6m judgment plunges BOB back into loss

A $6m default judgment obtained by a former Cabinet minister’s companies has plunged Bank of The Bahamas back into multi-million dollar losses and halted its financial recovery efforts.

Auto chief backs insurer’s concern on tech struggles

The Bahamas Motor Dealers Association’s (BMDA) president yesterday said he “fully agrees” with a top insurer that auto repair shops are struggling to keep pace with technology advances.

Aviation fears pilot shortage

THE Bahamas could suffer a shortage of commercial airline pilots due to the aggressive recruitment drives and higher salaries being offered by major global carriers.